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21 Mar
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Six new Co’s sworn in

Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Wednesday witnessed the swearing in of the County Attorney and the signing of contracts by six new chief officers.

The Governor signed and presented appointment letters to the officers during the event held at Milimani, Nakuru town.

The officers are:

County Attorney- Caleb Nyamwange

Dr. Solomon Kibet Sirma- Medical Services

Daniel Muthinga- Roads, Transport and Public Works

Samuel Kingori- Public Health

Anne Njenga- Public Service Management

Joel Kibet- Agriculture

Paul Githinji- Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

The Governor,who was accompanied by his Deputy Dr Eric Korir, congratulated the new officers and asked them to serve Nakuru residents diligently and observe integrity.

He said all Chief Officers will sign performance contracts and they are expected to deliver on their mandate.

“By signing the performance contracts every employee will by June be held accountable and is required to have met the set target,” he said

The Governor said his administration will transform the county work force to ensure it’s efficient and meets the needs of the residents.

“Once we streamline their operations we believe much more can be done by our employees with less wastage,” he added.

He said the appointment of a County Attorney was important as the County has been spending huge sums of money by paying external lawyers.

The Deputy Governor said the new officers will assist in managing various sectors in the county.

“We now have a full team and are more than prepared to offer services to residents,” he said.

The new officers pledged to execute their mandate with utmost dedication and assist the Governor deliver on his mandate.

“We will work with Sub County, Ward administrators and other County officers to ensure that service delivery in Nakuru will be next to none,” said Public Service C.O. Anne Njenga.

Agriculture Chief Officer Joel Kibet said the department will ensure there is sufficient food in the county while the surplus can be supplied to food insecure neighbouring counties.

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21 Mar
By: NGPU 0

EACC hands to Nakuru recovered assets worth Kshs.614million

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, led by Chairperson Archbishop (Rtd) Dr. Eliud Wabukala and CEO Twalib Mbarak handed assets recovered in Nakuru County worth Kshs.614.2 million.

The recovered assets in Nakuru include grabbed Karlo land in Naivasha worth Kshs.490million, four civil servants houses valued at Kshs.74.2million, two plots at Survey Camp near Kanu street worth Kshs.42million and school land estimated to cost Kshs.8million.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui in his speech reiterated his support in the fight against corruption.

He added that school, hospital and mortuary land in parts of Nakuru has been grabbed and urge EACC to help recover the land.

He also urge those who have grabbed public property to return them.

He said fighting graft is not easy as some assets were grabbed a long time ago.

“We need to be smart and tireless in the fight against corruption,” he said.

The Governor said some of the grabbed land in Nakuru was for research, including Karlo one. The research is critical in achieving food security, which is one of the Big 4 agenda.

Also Present was National Treasuru CAS Nelson Gaichuhie, Lands CAS Gideon Mungaro, Housing PS Charles Hinga and Bomet County Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok.

EACC Chairperson Dr. Wabukala said they will continue to fight corruption at all levels without fear or favour.

Those who steal public resources, he said, will not enjoy them.

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said the institution is working to be proactive in the fight against graft.

“We should not wait until a crime has taken place and then spend 10 to 15 years pursuing a suspect,” he said.

He said the EACC is working to tame corruption in counties but added they are not targeting Governors.

He called for collaboration between the public, media and other stakeholders.

Mr. Gaichuhie said fighting graft from the top has started bearing fruits.

“For us to grow as a country we have to fight corruption,” he said.

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